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coming in from overseas of let's go to martha raddatz in washington where she's filling in for george on "this week" this morning. martha, we have beefed up security, both here in the u.s. and overseas. should we read into in that american officials think there's a truly imminent threat here or is this really out of an abundance of caution. >> it is out of an abundance of caution but it is also a very real and very serious threat. as nick said it comes out of yemen. yemen is such a dangerous place and if you look at the history of yemen, that's where the underwear, the so-called underwear bomber came from and tried to get that bomb on a plane to go off. that's what they're worried about. that's why the domestic threat and the domestic warnings because they don't know whether this will be on an airplane, an air base, an embassy, a consulate, they don't know so they want to be very cautious about this. what they do know is that they have these intercepts and the terrorists in yemen have said it will be a significant strike, a strategically significant strike and it will be, quote, big.
overnight in a dramatic military operation after the terror alert there reaches its highest level. martha raddatz with new details on the urgent search now for vehicle bombs al qaeda reportedly wants to use in its next attack. >> shark, shark! >>> surviving "jaws." one woman's narrow escape facing off with a 14-foot great white shark battling with the beast to break free. now, she reveals her moment of terror, all caught on tape. >> will you marry me? >> yes. ♪ hey baby >> that will do. a blockbuster finale for "the bachelorette." did desiree really find love after having her heart broken? big questions this morning about that shocking ending. she said yes a thousand times, but was it to second best? the new couple here live. ♪ i think i want to marry you >>> good morning, everyone. did you see jimmy kimmel last night? that little bit he did on "the bachelorette"? >> funny. >> it was a moment. >> funny. that's fair to say. >> we'll share that ahead. >>> a dramatic moment though last night in chicago when alex rodriguez stepped up to the plate after being suspended for 211 games. >> as
in egypt. tense discussions going on inside the american government, whether to cut off aid. martha raddatz is in cairo, live for us this morning. >>> we want to get to details of a serious medical scare for the family of vice president joe biden. his son, beau, in a texas hospital for testing. and jim avila has the latest. >> reporter: a rare press release from the vice president's office overnight, about the health of the vice president's son, beau biden. his symptoms can be considered serious because of family medical history. he's had a stroke 3 1/2 years ago and his father had an aneurysm at age 45. this morning, the vice president's office says the younger biden is undergoing tests at an undisclosed hospital in houston. his famous father by his side. >> he's the father i've always known, the grandfather my children love and adore. >> reporter: the 44-year-old is more than just the vice president's son. the attorney general of his home state of delaware. and an iraq war veteran. he's seen as a rising star in the democratic party. mentioned as a future governor or to one day fill his fa
, martha raddatz. martha, we're hearing that they're ready to go alone. but hoping to put together some time of coalition. >> reporter: they are. time is running out, george. the president wishes he didn't have to go it alone. but he's entirely willing to do that. we have the warships, and cruise missiles, and a fifth destroyer packed with cruise missiles in the mediterranean. >> so much signaling now that it will be a strike. that's giving the syrians warnings and plenty of ability to prepare and counter that. >> reporter: there's reports out of syria, that the syrian regime is moving important people, experts, out of important buildings and airfields. and reports they are bringing busloads of other people in. that might mean they would have images of dead people they would say were caused by the bombs. or try to use them as human shields. which probably wouldn't work. >> the other big question, what kind of retaliation should the united states and the west expect in the event of a syrian strike? and you just came from israel, which is clearly going to be one of the first targets. >> r
on vacation. he and his family begin their summer break today on martha's vineyard. when he returns to washington, all of the challenges are waiting for him. >> i picture moments in martha's vineyard when he marches michelle into the kitchen and shows off clean dishes. >> the slouch boy kid comment. >> the translation of that must have been great. >> i'll tell you that next time. >>> now, to ron claiborne with the other top developing stories this morning. >> good morning, everyone. in the news, all but one of the american embassies that were closed last week because of terror concerns are now set to reopen tomorrow. the state department says 18 of the 19 embassies located throughout north africa and the middle east will reopen. the one however in yemen, that one will remain closed. >>> and fire crews slowly getting control of a massive wildfire in southern california. the fire covering some 25-square miles or about 16,000 acres. the fire is 40% contained. two dozen homes have been destroyed and hundreds others evacuated. >>> and the embattled mayor of san diego, bob filner, is leav
to politics. president obama has started his eight-day summer vacation on martha's vineyard. he and michelle boarded a flight yesterday. >> meanwhile, the race to replace president obama in iowa appears unbelievably to be in full swing even though the election is more than three years out. let's bring in george stephanopoulos, host of "this week." i've never been good at math. i think we have 29 months before the election. what is going on? >> but it's only two years until the iowa straw poll. that's why everybody's out there. >> two years. >> iowa, the first caucus state. we know how important it is. it launched president obama back in 2008. and this is a wide open race, particularly on the republican side. what was so interesting about what was happening in iowa, a lot of contenders out there, ted cruz out there, his second or third trip to iowa. rick santorum going again. remember he did so well last time by visiting every county. they know this is a big prize on the republican side and no heir apparent. on the democratic side, a rally for hillary clinton. claire mccaskill out there she's
in the middle east. he will be more on "this week." martha raddatz is co-anchoring. >> all right, dan, turn now to the devastating diagnoses that silenced linda ronstadt. she's had a decade-long battle with parkinson's disease. ♪ i've looked all my life >> she's been singing all her life, but now that golden voice has been silenced. ♪ when will i hide below once known as the highest paid woman in rock, she has parkinson's disease and can no longer sing. ♪ i'm going back someday come what may to blue bayou ♪ songs like blue buy you and you're no good helped ka that put her career that won her 11 grammys. she spoke to aarp magazine saying parkinson's is hard to diagnosis. when i went to a neurologist and he said, oh, you have parkinson's disease, i was completely shocked. i wouldn't have suspected that in a million, billion years. diagnosed eight months ago, she's been experiencing symptoms for eight years. originally attributing the inability to sing to a tick bite, and her quivering hands to a shoulder operation. she announced her retirement in 2011 and focused her life on her two child
's martha raddatz is tracking all of this on the ground in amman, jordan. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george and elizabeth. this region is bracing for a possible military attack on syria, which could come soon. this morning potential targets have been identified, allies consulted, and military commanders await only the green light to launch attacks. these images seen around the world have had a profound effect in washington. secretary of state john kerry saying in no uncertain terms that what the assad regime has done will not go unpunished. >> make no mistake, president obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> reporter: for kerry the attacks seemed personal. >> as a father, i can't get the image out of my head of a man who held up his dead child, wailing while chaos swirled around him. >> reporter: while the administration is convinced a chemical attack occurred, the u.n. is proceeding with its investigation. those inspectors who came under sniper fire donning bul
global affairs correspondent martha raddatz joins us now with more from washington. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, josh. this morning, the u.s. intelligence community is doing everything possible to try and find out exactly what the target is, but the state department is not taking any chances. shutting down embassies across the muslim world. the concern is so great, the threat so specific, that some of america's biggest and most important embassies in the world are closing their doors. from egypt, to iraq, kuwait, bahrain, and afghanistan. every embassy and consulate in muslim countries will be closed on sunday. a senior u.s. official telling abc news, there is a specific threat, a concerted effort against a u.s. embassy or consulate. we just don't know what the specific target is. another u.s. official adding, there could be other targets, not just embassies. we just aren't sure. not since the first anniversary of 9/11 has there been a mass closing of embassies, due to an intelligence threat. >> the department has been apprised of information that out of an abundance
be heading home, released from prison by the new military regime. abc's martha raddatz is in cairo with the very latest on this developing story. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, amy. stunning events across the region here this morning. meaning, there could be even more turmoil. this morning, hosni mubarak, egypt's former authoritarian ruler, ousted by an uprising, gets a release from prison. while his democratically-elected successor is still under detention. it was february 2011, when mass protests, the so-called arab spring, eventually forced mubarak to hand over power. mubarak ended up in prison on corruption and other charges. now, with the military back in power, where mubarak once served as a general, the court is allowing the 85-year-old to return home. although, under house arrest. >> that really shows that we're going through really, really bad scene right now. this is horrible. >> reporter: meanwhile, in nearby syria, a possible chemical weapons attack. heart-wrenching images of mothers, children, even infants. >> the only reasonable explanation in this c
. >> coverage in the middle east, here in the united states, as well. starting with martha raddatz in the region, tracking all of the latest from jerusalem right now. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. the u.s. has a slew of evidence about this chemical attack, including intercepted conversations between syrian commanders. the u.s. and its allies have had massive surveillance operations, aimed at syria, since the conflict began. focusing especially on its chemical weapons stockpiles, which contains hundreds of tons of mustard and sarin gas. satellite have been monitoring whatever possible. abc news has learned that part of the intelligence the u.s. has gathered in the apparent chemical attack of august 21st, came from just such an intercept, one with a syrian commander. foreign policy reports that one panicked call was between an official at the syrian ministry of defense, and the leader of a chemical weapons unit. this evidence, coupled with the horrific images, interviews with survivors and the doctors who treated them, is what has convinced the u.s. at the highest level,
regime is escalating the crackdown by arresting a leader of the opposition. abc's martha raddatz is on the ground in cairo with all the latest. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. egyptian security forces overnight arrested the spiritual head of the muslim brotherhood, took him away. they have detained him. all the egyptian security forces wearing bulletproof vests. this is all of the muslim brotherhood leadership that's been arrested. this adds to the tension here, although, they have put in a replacement as the spiritual head right now. we are actually over tahrir square. it seems fairly calm here this morning. there's a few tents set up. fairly peaceful. we just don't know what's coming next. >> and talk about turnabouts. some reports that the former president, mubarak, who has been under arrest for much of the last year, might actually be released? >> reporter: there are a lot of headlines here this morning that he could be released. but there's so many legal maneuvers they would have to go through. it's seen as doubtful. even though headlines create tens
so much. >>> and we turn, now, to the rising tensions in egypt. our global affairs anchor, martha raddatz, joining us from cairo with an abc news exclusive. an interview with the leader at the center of the crisis, the country's new prime minister. we say good morning to you, martha. >> reporter: good morning, lara. this interview comes right as they arrested more members of the muslim brother mid, which could mean more bloodshed. more than 1,000 supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi, now dead. and now, this morning, almost all of the senior leadership of his muslim brotherhood, in custody. including the spiritual leader, carted away by egyptian security. egypt's prime minister told me, the leader was inciting violence. >> there are some accusations that he was talking, provoking hatred. >> reporter: but the prime minister acknowledged the brutal crackdown could mean prolonged bloodshed, which is exactly what worries america, in a country, an ally that's been vital to the stability of this region. are you worried that the muslim brotherhood is going to radicalize? that this
. >> security also raised here in the u.s. at airports and train stations all across the country. abc's martha raddatz is tracking the latest and joins us this morning from washington. good morning. >> reporter: intelligence officials are tracking this threat full time this morning. while the u.s. is closing even more embassies and some may stay closed even beyond this week. u.s. officials are focusing particularly on yemen this morning. believing al qaeda operatives are already in place there and possibly other countries as well, just waiting for the opportunity to strike. intelligence committee member dutch ruppersberger told me on "this week," this is dead serious. >> those operatives are in place because we received information that high-level people from al qaeda in the arabian peninsula are talking about a major attack. >> reporter: communications from the al qaeda affiliate in yemen intercepted by the u.s. revealed chilling details of a terror plot al qaeda believes is going to be big and strategically significant. >> i had a briefing with the vice president. it is scary. >> it could be
against its own people. abc's martha raddatz has been reporting all week from the region and she joins us from cairo now. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. the u.s. is more convinced than ever before that this was a chemical attack and it is now up to president obama to decide what to do. the images, the evidence gathered in the attack have prompted this morning the u.s. secretary of state to issue the strongest statement to date, john kerry, saying the u.s. has very little doubt that a chemical weapon was used by the syrian regime last week killing hundreds or as many as a thousand syrian civilians. in the region this morning, possible options for a response are being discussed. the u.s. chairman of the joint chiefs and head of central command holding meetings with counterparts from across the region in amman. u.s. navy destroyers and submarines are now positioned in the mediterranean sea armed with cruise missiles ready to carry out strikes inside syria if the president orders them. fighter jets are at the ready, as well, although the jets themselves would not cro
to release former egyptian leader hosni mubarak. martha raddatz is there. good morning, martha. >> reporter: we have breaking news out of cairo this morning. the former president hosni mubarak who has been in prison for more than two years is set to be released, a court has taken a new look at the charges against him, his lawyers said that he could be released as soon as tomorrow. we talked to the prime minister about this possibility yesterday. he gave some strong hints. there's story that hosni mubarak might be freed? >> i understand that the judge has acquitted him from some of the accusations. we are -- we welcome anything according to the law. we respect our justice department. and whatever they -- and we would like this to be taken as a sign that we would go along the rule of law. >> so you would like to see him released? >> it's not a matter of i like to see him or not like -- i would like to see them have a fair and legal trial. >> this doesn't mean that hosni mubarak would reclaim power. he's 85 years old. he has been in very ill health. but this could be a very destabilizing facto
"this week" tomorrow for the latest on the situation in syria. martha raddatz will be anchoring live from the region. >>> meanwhile, the president spent the friday pushing his new education reform proposal. one of his stops, a town hall in binghamton, new york. among the president's proposals, reducing college costs for students and cutting law school from three years to two years. >>> vice president joe biden joined the president on his bus tour. and he made his first public comments about his son's health scare. beau biden was treated at a cancer center in houston this week, after experiencing weakness and disorientation. he was released on thursday. but very little has been said about what might be wrong there. speaking in his hometown of scranton on friday, biden assured everyone that beau was doing well. >> i just want you all to know, since so many of you have asked me about my son, not only good to be here. but good at home in delaware. my son, beau's, fine. >> beau biden suffered a stroke in 2010. and vice president biden had surgery for an aneurysm back in 1988. >>> music le
at all. >> i'm joined by martha raddatz. this crisis has been unfolding for months, and it's a case-study in u.s. impotence. the u.s. tries to press the brotherhood to open up. the president condemns the crackdown, no difference there. >> we seem to have no leverage in egypt. we have seen no change. everything the u.s. asks for, nothing happens. that's what's happened over the last few weeks. military to military, back off, don't go in, they go in and do it. the president has not taken away, made any indication he will take away the $1.3 billion in military aid, and i don't think you'll see the president try to take that away. they're trying to get a plan together before congress comes back. what do we do, but right now there is no plan or leverage except for military equipment. >> but you see more cause of senators mccain and graham, saying it's time to suspend aid. and if the military continues, the crackdown, won't
back to domestic policy. is president wrapping up his vacation at martha's vineyard. we have images of the president playing golf yesterday with larry david. aside from him being on vacation, he's coming back to a lofty, lofty administration. and he's got immigration reform, gun control, a deficit deal. what, if any, can he accomplish? >> he's got a big fall coming up. that is why he cut his vacation short. he only went eight days this year instead of the normal two weeks. and the big problem for the president is they're facing three showdowns with the congress over shutting down the government, over the debt limit over the sequester, which has already led to severe cuts in government funding. and the president has precious little leverage there. but he believes and the white house believes that the republican party is in an even weaker position. that if they shut down the government over their cause to defund obamacare, they will relegate themselves to a minority status for a generation. >> they have a lot on their plate domestically and internationally. all right, george, thank yo
the crash. >>> and, finally, let's hope president obama's golf game improves as he enjoys vacation on martha's vineyard. got off to bit of a rough start. reporters were watching. as he rolled the first attempt on the first green. and left that short. and then, oh, that second one. oh, boy. you know, if the president -- he picks it up after that one. >> does he get a mulligan? >> geez. >> the president gets whatever he wants. >> a rough foursome there. so, a three-putt on hole 1. look at that. not like he wasn't trying. that is body english. >> is that a move to get it in? >> apparently. boy, hey, president obama, if we play, you can pick that up. that's all i'm saying. >> wise move. wise move. >> who wants cameras watching them on the golf course? >> you know how hard that is. that's terrible. i can't do it when one guy and a raccoon is watching. >>> we're going to turn now to the rescue of hannah anderson. now reunited with her father after a massive manhunt that stretched from southern california all the way to idaho. ryan owens is in boise with the latest. good morning, ryan. >> reporter:
enjoys vacation on martha's vineyard. got off to a rough start. he rolled the first attempt on the first green. and left that short. and then, oh, that second one. oh, boy. you know, if the president -- he picks it up after that one. >> does he get a mulligan? >> the president gets whatever he wants. >> a rough foursome there. not like he wasn't trying. that is body english. >> is that a move to get it in? >> apparently. boy, hey, president obama, if we play, you can pick that up. that's all i'm saying. >> wise move. wise move. >> who wants cameras watching them on the golf course. >> i can't do it when one guy and a raccoon is watching. >>> now we turn to the wet weather leading to flooding in so many parts of the country. and more rain expected, again today. ginger zee is in for sam this morning with a look at that. the colorado springs area hit so hard is also in the zone again? >> right, that same town, manitou springs. this is right now. they'll be under watch this afternoon and evening. a huge part of the country slammed last week also under watch. it's this. this spike in a river
." >>> and president obama back at the white house after wrapping his vacation on martha's vineyard over the weekend, the president and the first family arrived at the white house late last night. president obama played six rounds of golf before leaving for home on sunday. this week the president will head to upstate new york and pennsylvania where he'll continue his campaign stump speeches on the economy. >>> and a couple of surprises at the box office this weekend. "the butler" is the top earner with $25 million. meanwhile, the comedy "we're the millers," second, with nearly 18 million. "elysium" third, noticeably absent from that list, "jobs." >>> and a ferrari just set a world record, not in speed. now the most expensive car ever sold at a public auction, 1967 ferrari, 275 spyder, only ten built. sold for a cool $27.5 million. it went to a canadian fashion mogul. the former owners, this is the great part of this story, say that all proceeds are going to charity. good for them. >> that's great. makes it even sweeter. she sure is pretty. thank you, josh. >>> we turn now to oscar pistorius, as expe
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